Dual 11n WiFi access point, Ethernet bridge, repeater & Mesh point

EOL_US_3NOTE : WLn-ABOARD has reached the end of its life cycle (to know more about its different deadlines click here).
The recommended replacement product is : RailBox. Your sales representative is at your disposal for any questions.



  • Dual radio IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n (MIMO 3T3R), up to 2 x 300 Mbps radio bit rate
  • Shockproof & weatherproof IP 66 rugged aluminum enclosure
  • MESH, WMM QoS, multiple SSID and centralized RADIUS security support
  • Web based configuration, SNMP administration, serial port, C-Key, alarm contact
  • 2-port auto-sensing Gigabit 10/100/1000 Base TX auto MDI/MDIX network interface
  • Dual DC insulated power supply input (+9VDC to +140VDC), PoE IEEE 802.3at


WLn-ABOARD is a rugged wireless broadband equipment designed for applications in road and railways transportation (CBTC architectures), depots, warehouses, agriculture, manufacturing floors, docks, distribution centers, shipyards and lumberyards … it can be mounted in trains, tramways, trucks, freighter ships, forklifts, trailers, tractors or cranes, dumpers, mines for material handling, real-time information transmission (multiple CCTV cameras, VoIP phones …), board to board, board to ground communications and ground infrastructure.


The two radio design makes it possible to use two separate networks for carriage bridging (5 / 5.4 GHz) and in-carriage communication (2.4 GHz) simultaneously without sacrificing speed; the fast roaming feature allows lossless communication between APs during vehicle motion.
Moreover, the dual radio system makes it possible to rely on a redundant network; redundancy is also possible between two devices.


It fulfills the most severe requirements in terms of operating environment: -25°C to +70°C (extended -40°C to +75°C, -55°C with optional PTC heater), shockproof and vibration proof, IP66 all weather seal rating for protection against dust, water projections and vapor.


WLn-ABOARD is certified for railway applications (EN 50155 [IEC 60571] / EN 50121-3-2 / EN 50121-4).


Technical characteristics



Ethernet link


2-port Gigabit Ethernet 10/100/1000 auto-sensing, waterproof Ultra-Lock® 8-point M12 connectors (CAT-6A) plug & play mode & auto MDI/MDIX cross-over



Serial port


One insulated RS422/485 serial port (waterproof ultra-lock M12 connector) for connection to the target equipment existing network




WiFi network


Compliant to the IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n MIMO 3T3R, 2.4 / 5 / 5.4 GHz standards, dual radio system with redundancy




Data rate


Up to 2 x 300 Mbps




Radio channels


2.4 GHz (802.11b/g/n): 14 channels / 5 GHz (801.11a/h/n): 24 channels




Output power



Transmitter +20 dBm (TPC), +26 dBm with the high power [H4] option







Receiver -92 dBm for IEEE 802.11 a/g/n and -95 dBm for IEEE 802.11b



Antennas connections


Up to six 2.4 / 5 GHz MIMO antenna (not shipped with the product), N-type connectors, optional lightning surge protection













64/128 bits WEP, WPA-PSK, WPA2-PSK, IEEE 802.1x (centralized RADIUS authenticator & supplicant), MAC addresses filtering, SSID broadcast control







Access point to build a WiFi network infrastructure, Bridge to connect any Ethernet equipments to this network, MODBUS/TCP wireless gateway, repeater, MESH point (IEEE 802.11s), infrastructure, AD-HOC, bridge router, WMM QoS, multicast and IGMP-Snooping modes are fully supported; the 2 radios can be used to create a redundant link, single channel roaming time less than 30 ms, multichannel roaming time less than 30 ms in dual radio roaming mode, redundancy (VRRP)







Built-in WEB interface, the setup of the device is achieved using any web browser, SNMP agent, ACKSYS NDM, serial port, Telnet/SSH, CLI




Operating systems



Windows, Linux, UNIX as well as any operating system supporting TCP/IP






LEDs signaling for radio quality, activity and status on each radio, Link 10/100/1000 and activity on each LAN port, TXD and RXD for the serial port, MAIN & AUX power supply, C-Key and product diagnostic







Relay output warning: power failure, WLAN connection failure, Watchdog, over heating or user defined (SNMP); 1 FORM A solid state relay, 170VDC 0.1A (ultra-lock waterproof M12 connector)







One insulated input for external device control (ultra-lock waterproof M12 connector)




Power supply


From +9VDC to +140VDC with 1500V insulation depending on models, dual input (ultra-lock waterproof M12 connector), optional PoE Plus (IEEE 802.3at) power supply with ground lug






16W typical power consumption (21W maximum with two high power radio cards)




Dimensions & weight


Shockproof, vibration proof rugged aluminum enclosure, (L: 257 x W: 200 x H: 37mm), 1630g







EN 301489-17 & EN 61000-6-2 (CEM), IP66 seal rating, E-marked (2004/104), EN 50155 (IEC 60571), EN 50121-3-2,

EN 50121-4 (railways ground & rolling stock)







Operating temperature : -25°C to +70°C or extended -40°C to +75°C with [H4] option (HR 0-99%), storage : -40°C to +85°C
Optional PTC heater for -55°C operation (additional 24VDC 15W power supply required)




Version Download

WaveOS firmware upgrade package, release notes
It is recommended to save your configuration to a PC prior to upgrade the firmware




Version Download
WaveManager : Deployment & centralized management software for WaveOS-based WiFi products, Windows platforms

Download the user guide

Version Download

WaveViewer : Android application allowing to visualize ACKSYS devices administered by WaveManager via a smartphone or a tablet. WaveManager is a desktop supervisor software that allows to centralize ACKSYS WaveOS devices in your network. WaveViewer can communicate with WaveManager in real time. Minimum version of WaveManager required: V1.8.0.1


EOL_US_3NOTE : WLn-ABOARD has reached the end of its life cycle (to know more about its different deadlines click here).
The recommended replacement product is : RailBox. Your sales representative is at your disposal for any questions.


References to order



Standard models





WiFi Access Point, 2-port Ethernet Bridge, Repeater & MESH point (IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n) for automotive applications, dual DC power input from +9VDC to +56VDC, POE IEEE 802.3at, one set of 2 meters cables (Ethernet & power cable), IP66




WLn-ABOARD/24 [H4]



Insulated power supply: +9VDC to +36VDC (24VDC nominal), POE not available






(products are not kept in stock, MOQ is required for these models)



WLn-ABOARD/48 [H4]



Insulated power supply: +36VDC to +68VDC (48VDC nominal), POE not available



WLn-ABOARD/72 [H4]


Insulated power supply: +43VDC to +110VDC (72VDC nominal), POE not available




WLn-ABOARD/110 [H4]



Insulated power supply: +66VDC to +154VDC (110VDC nominal), POE not available









Save / Restore configuration key for the WLn-ABOARD







Lightning Surge Protector 50 Ohms N-Type antenna 5 KA (0-6 GHz)





PTC heater for -55°C cold start and operation






AC power supply 110-240V, DC input (24VDC 25W) with 2 meters M12 to stripped cable for WLn-ABOARD and WLn-ABOARD/N



H4 means high power version (400mW) and extended temperature range (-40°C to +75°C)